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Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:16:24 AM »
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Consumers in Minnesota, California and Florida are suing Champion Pet Food for “False Advertising”, violations of “feed law”, and numerous other charges. The lawsuit includes results of heavy metal testing and includes results that this dry dog food contains BPA – a chemical typically not associated with dry/kibble pet foods.

This is a Class Action lawsuit – currently representing consumers in Minnesota, California and Florida. The consumers are suing Champion Pet Food “for their negligent, reckless, and/or intentional practice of misrepresenting and failing to fully disclose the presence of heavy metals and toxins in their pet food sold throughout the United States. Plaintiffs seek both injunctive and monetary relief on behalf of the proposed Classes (defined below), including requiring full disclosure of all such substances in its marketing, advertising, and labeling and restoring monies to the members of the proposed Classes.”

The lawsuit claims Champion pet foods (Acana and Orijen) “contain levels of arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium” “known to pose health risks to humans and animals, including dogs” and interestingly for a kibble pet food…the lawsuit claims the dry pet food contained “BISPHENOL A (“BPA”)”.

The lawsuit provided this chart of lab result findings in Acana and Orijen pet foods:

See the chart and read more at: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/lawsuit-filed-against-champion-pet-food-acana-and-orijen/
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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 01:53:50 PM »
Aren't these the "better" foods?
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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 02:42:37 PM »
Aren't these the "better" foods?

Yep. Sure are. They're darned sure expensive and that's a fact.
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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 10:14:10 PM »
Champion Petfood's Answer:

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Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,

The allegations contained within a Class Action Complaint that was brought against us on March 1st are meritless and based on misinterpretation of the data.

Let us assure you that our products are safe and that we systematically test our products at two third-party laboratories using the Official Methods of Analysis by Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC). While we plan to comprehensively refute the wide range of false allegations in a court of law at the appropriate date, in the interim we want you to be confident in the safety and quality of our products.

For more information, we urge you to read: ORIJEN and ACANA Foods in Comparison to Pet Food Safety Standards, here: http://bit.ly/2HMvJiy

As you know, our commitment to using fresh and raw meat and fish ingredients means that pets and Pet Lovers can count on Champion to provide safe, Biologically Appropriate™ nutrition. Much like the natural human food we consume, Champion Petfoods contains small traces of a range of naturally occurring elements. These so-called ‘heavy metals’ are found throughout the Earth’s environment, and the miniscule amounts of these substances found in Champion Petfoods are a safe and common component of both human and animal diets. Our Biologically Appropriate™ foods feature much higher levels of quality fresh and raw meat ingredients than conventional pet foods, including fish and seafood ingredients.

Please know that we are confident that we will prevail as the facts and evidence are presented to the court, and that these baseless claims will not deter us from our mission of delivering award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ foods. The legal complaint has no bearing whatsoever on the activities or operation of our business, and you will continue to enjoy the same high degree of professionalism and quality you have come to expect from Champion.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our company and our quality food products.

Champion Petfoods


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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 05:34:03 AM »
Aren't these the "better" foods?

Only because they advertise themselves as such.  Their trademark is "Biologically appropriate" which of course is ridiculous if you know anything about what carnivores need to eat to thrive.

They use words like "made with raw meat".  Sure, but by the time the kibble has been triple processed the meat isn't raw is it?

It's pure marketing and many people fall for it.

Heck there are still people defending Evangers.  bangshead


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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »
Only because they advertise themselves as such.  Their trademark is "Biologically appropriate" which of course is ridiculous if you know anything about what carnivores need to eat to thrive.



Heck. They obviously even trademarked "Biologically Appropriate."  Who the heck does that? There's nothing special about those 2 words. I guess someone needs to tell Dr. Karen Becker to quit saying it when she's discussing feeding dogs.

See the "TM"?

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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 09:03:05 AM »



Heck. They obviously even trademarked "Biologically Appropriate."  Who the heck does that? There's nothing special about those 2 words. I guess someone needs to tell Dr. Karen Becker to quit saying it when she's discussing feeding dogs.

See the "TM"?


Yes, that is what I meant. :)  Not a company to be trusted. Not that I trust any.

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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 11:07:17 PM »
New letter. I hope it downloaded large enough to read:
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Re: Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 05:44:58 AM »
Pure BS

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